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Tag: Tom Ginsburg

  • Virtual Book Roundtable: “Revolutionary Constitutions,” Featuring Bruce Ackerman in Conversation with Roberto Gargarella and Tom Ginsburg

    —Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin In the latest installment in our video series here at I-CONnect, we feature a roundtable discussion among Bruce Ackerman, Roberto Gargarella and Tom Ginsburg on Ackerman’s new book entitled Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law (Harvard 2019).

  • Video Interview: Unamendability and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments Featuring Yaniv Roznai

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Yaniv Roznai on unamendability and unconstitutional constitutional amendments. In the interview, we explore discuss the paradox of the concept of an unconstitutional constitutional amendment, the origins and modern legal implications of the concept, whether one can discern any global trends in unamendability, and whether unamendability can ever be more than a mere “parchment barrier.”

  • Amendments, Replacements and Constitutional Instability? The Case of the Dominican Republic

    –Leiv Marsteintredet, Associate Professor in Latin American Area Studies, University of Oslo; Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Bergen In a recent blog post on I-CONnect,[1] Jillian Blake discusses the very disturbing constitutional and legal developments on the right to nationality in the Dominican Republic and argues that they were facilitated by “…the unstable nature of the Dominican constitutional system…”.

  • International IDEA Releases Annual Report on Constitution Building

    –Sumit Bisarya, Senior Project Manager, International IDEA Constitution Building Programme “Constitution Building – A Global Review (2013)” is the first in an annual series of publications from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). The full report, which was published just last week, is available at no cost here.

  • Iceland referendum headed for victory

    –Tom Ginsburg With two-thirds of the votes counted, it appears that Iceland’s citizen-drafted proposal for constitutional reform is headed for victory. Roughly half of eligible voters turned out for the referendum, which asked voters to consider six different questions covering key aspects of the proposed new Constitution.